In the sweet subtle wind of a Pennsylvania Dutch town, a lost woman and a man of duty will risk their lives to uncover her true identity
The foundation of Amanda Curtis's very existence cracks the moment she discovers the woman she thought was her mother has never given birth. Where she belongs is a question she can't put to rest. But when the clues lead her to a charming yet chilling small town, the threat against her begins to unfold.
Trey Addison is a fixture in Echo Falls. The town and the people are his to protect. He was born to take his place in the family legal firm, but now that a stranger desperate to unlock her past is depending on him, he's forced to make an impossible choice. If Trey doesn't protect Amanda, she'll walk straight into a deadly trap. If he helps her expose the secrets that haunt her, the truth could shatter them both.
An entertaining and inspiring story about falling in love and finding the people that make you feel at home while solving an intriguing mystery from the past.
Marta Perry writes stories that cross the lines of several sub-genres. There is suspense, murder mystery, sweet romance, women's lit and Amish stories meddled together in a perfect harmony in Sound of Fear delivering a pleasing story that was easy to get lost in. There was something familiar about the story, a little bit like coming home, a little bit like I have been here before - and I mean beyond the book one in the series.
All the characters, even the possible villains, have redeeming characteristics, if they are not all around likable and lovable, people you want to get to know better.
Amanda Curtis's life was spiraling out of control with all the new revelations of her parentage and their destinies. She is a fiercely independent, capable, and smart woman. She is lost and feels lonely with all the news shaking the foundation of her life, yet she manages to hold it together, to seek answers, and to be understanding and pleasant while everything she once knew is tumbling down.
Trey Addison is comfortable in his own skin and life, he knows who he is, where he comes from, what he wants and how to go about getting it. He is kind, generous, all around a solid, good guy.
The sparks are flying in between Trey and Amanda, the attraction is obvious but that does not make them agree on each and every point of the investigation. A research that is raising some disturbing questions causing several dangerous, even life-threatening attacks towards Amanda.
The new tidbits of information and the continues threats intensifying the atmosphere keeps the story going while Amanda and Trey get to know each other better, and Amanda has a chance to make acquaintance with her new-found family members.
The story has such a smooth storytelling, the flow of the tale pulls you in, and you lose the sense of time and place. I genuinely felt the interest to solve the case, to find the truth, to stop the harassment, and see if Amanda has the guts to go for it and accept all the love offered to her in different forms from different people.
Heartwarming romance and thought-provoking destinies mixed with intense suspense and acute danger delivered in a story with lovable, charismatic characters.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me